flush xorg image cache?

Owen Taylor otaylor at redhat.com
Wed Apr 20 07:25:12 PDT 2005

On Wed, 2005-04-20 at 09:37 +0200, Christian Hoenig wrote:
> Hi,
> [second try, this time with the right adress]
> I'm working on an image viewer written in Qt. Now having alot of large scale 
> images boosts xorgs memory footprint pretty much. As X caches the images, 
> this is not a problem if it wouldn't be persistent after my program quits. 
> Is there a way to ask xorg to flush its image cache? I thought, I heard of 
> one, but I really cannot remember.

There is no image cache.

(What you probably are seeing is simply that once the server has
allocated memory from the operating system, it can't easily return it.)


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